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Poster: Arck Date: Sep 4, 2010 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

For my sins, I'm listening to 1970 from start to finish. I've never done this for a year of the GD. It's proving to be fascinating, as well as quite gruelling. I know it's artificial to partition GD music by calendar years, but I figure that in the early years in particular, there are not necessarily clear beginnings and ends to sounds or styles so being arbitrary is sort of necessary.

Anyway, I'm coming up to the end of June (actually only up to the 21 June show...) and it occurred to me just how confused the circulating snippets of Festival Express shows actually are. For such a legendary mini-tour, about which there is even a documentary film, it's kind of amazing there's hardly anything out there to listen to.

I thought I’d try and decipher the tour and place all the circulating fragments of film and audio in the tour. This turned out to be way more complicated and difficult than I expected so I’m writing this more as an attempt to get others to point me in the right direction but hopefully it's an interesting topic for some of you. I searched the forum and couldn't find any specific discussion of dates and what's available, but I apologise if I'm treading old ground (as I suspect I am). You guys are amazingly knowledgeable so I expect you to explain this all to me.

To the shows, what I know about them, what seems to circulate from them, what I can deduce from the film, etc:

27 June - Canadian National Exhibition Stadium, Toronto ON

- First official show of the tour
- DeadLists provides the following:

[11:25 +] Candyman % Don't Ease Me In [3:04] ; [0:24] % Easy Wind % New Speedway Boogie > Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam [0:40] > New Speedway Boogie [1:04] ; [0:17] % Turn On Your Lovelight % Casey Jones

- FE includes a performance of Don't Ease Me In, played acoustically, and it is suggested that it’s from CNE Stadium. However it’s clearly a different location from the bonus performances that are listed as from CNE Stadium, indicating it is from a different show.
- Garcia wears a tye-die purple t-shirt with a pocket, Weir a purple button-up t-shirt, Pigpen and Lesh wear collared shirts, Lesh wears beige trousers, Pigpen wears brown trousers.
- FE includes footage of Garcia announcing plans for a free show, which Sam Cutler later confirms to be at Coronation Park. Garcia is wearing a green t-shirt with white clothes and he’s in the same location as the bonus performances listed as from CNE Stadium so this is from CNE Stadium, which makes sense in light of his announcement and the free show.

27 June - Coronation Park, Toronto ON

- FE contains a segment of Friend Of The Devil played at the free show played for the protesters.
- Garcia wears the same green t-shirt with white blotches as he does in the free concert announcement. DeadLists lists two Coronation Park shows, one each on the 27th and 28th (which was supposedly an all-electric show). Could they have played two free shows? It’s possible, especially if there were still people protesting on the second day. FE doesn’t explore this in detail so I’ll list a 28 June Coronation Park show as a possibility.
- DeadLists cites audience recollection that the show was all acoustic.

Setlist: Friend Of The Devil

28 June – Canadian National Exhibition Stadium, Toronto ON

- Based on the posters, there were two shows at CNE Stadium, but DeadLists and DeadBase do not listing a second show. I assume the line-up was like in Calgary where apparently different bands headlined either day, meaning the GD most probably did not play the second show.
- However it’s possible the GD played this day as well or instead and did a free-show afterwards anyway, but we only have visual evidence of them playing the free-show and nothing from the stadium.

28 June - Coronation Park, Toronto ON

- Possible show based on audience report which said it was an all-electric show, according to DeadLists.
- If it took place, nothing circulates.

Possible setlist: Good Lovin

29 June – cancelled Montreal show?

1 July - Winnipeg Fairgrounds, Winnipeg MB

- DeadLists lists Easy Wind and Candyman.
- The FE bonus footage includes Easy Wind, listed as from Winnipeg.
- Garcia is wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt, Lesh a Festival Express t-shirt, Pigpen a denim jacket with a blue shirt underneath, Weir a short-sleeved white, collarless, button-up t-shirt.
- During the “all-star jam” and present-giving seen, Garcia is dressed in the same blue shirt. The narration suggests this stuff is from Calgary…is it? That would put the whole thing out of wack. DeadLists mentions this jam but says Garcia is playing his SG, whereas in the FE jam he is playing the George Harrison Telecaster. Any ideas on this one? There’s nothing to say there wasn’t an all-star jam here as well, right? It seems odd Garcia would change clothes for the all-star jam. I think this took place at Winnipeg.
- The LMA has three tracks, apparently from this performance.
- The Hard To Handle fragment is the same as the FE Hard To Handle from Calgary.
- The LMA Easy Wind is the same as the FE Easy Wind listed as from Winnipeg.
- LMA also has an electric Candyman, with some hardcore tape warbling.
- Confusingly, the Jun 29-Jul 5 2009 instalment of the Taper’s Section (http://www.dead.net/features/june-29-july-5-2009) has a fragment of the show: Candyman, Dire Wolf, Uncle John, Me And My Uncle, China> Rider. The Candyman from the Taper’s Section is acoustic, which means the Taper’s Section fragment and the electric Candyman are most definitely from different shows. I don’t know where this places the electric Candyman…possibly Calgary as the Hard To Handle is also from Calgary?
- However I’m not sure the Taper’s Section stuff is reliable. On two other occasions, the Taper’s Section has included the same China> Rider as was included in the Jun 29-Jul 5 2009 instalment: once on Jul 2-8 2007 (http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/july-2-july-8-2007) and once on Mar 10-16 2008 (http://www.dead.net/features/march-10-march-16-2008). The Jul 2-8 2007 instalment reports the China> Rider is from Calgary, whereas the Mar 10-16 2008 instalment reports it’s from Winnipeg. i.e. the same China> Rider appears in three Taper’s Sections and two say it’s from Winnipeg and one says it’s from Calgary.
- There is similar confusion for a Lovelight played twice in Taper’s Sections. The Jul 2-8 2007 instalment says it’s from Calgary, whereas the Jun 30-Jul 6 2008 instalment (http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/june-30-july-6-2008) says it’s the show closer from Winnipeg.
- I’m not sure what to make of this. If David Lemieux isn’t sure where the performances are from, perhaps I should give up trying to decipher this. It’s highly possible they played China> Rider and Lovelight at two or more shows on the tour but the differently dated Taper’s Section performances are the same so David Lemieux was wrong (at least one) about these.

Possible setlist: Candyman, Dire Wolf, Uncle John, Me And My Uncle, China> Rider, Easy Wind, Lovelight

3 July - McMahon Stadium, Calgary AB

- The FE bonus footage includes Hard To Handle, listed as from Calgary.
- Garcia and Weir wear the same t-shirts as in the Don’t Ease performance, Pigpen wears a US-flag-ish vest and the same brown trousers as the Calgary footage, Lesh wears a purple t-shirt and the same beige trousers as the Calgary footage. I believe the Don’t Ease Me In must be from Calgary, as DeadLists suggests, so I believe the Don’t Ease performance is from Calgary.
- The band is dressed identically for the New Speedway performance if FE, meaning the New Speedway is most definitely from Calgary also.
- So, we have three filmed performances from this show: Don’t Ease Me In, New Speedway Boogie and Hard To Handle.
- The Taper’s Section also included the same New Speedway Boogie in the Sep 29-Oct 5 2008 instalment (http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/september-29-october-5-2008) listing it as from Calgary.

Possible setlist: Don’t Ease Me In, New Speedway Boogie, Candyman, Hard To Handle, China> Rider, Lovelight

4 July - McMahon Stadium, Calgary AB

- Supposedly The Band and Janis Joplin played on this date and the GD did not.

5/6 July – cancelled Vancouver show(s)?

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Alright – that’s a stab at it. I’m not much closer to figuring out what happened on this tour. The relatively repetitive setlists of the era make it that much harder to locate performances. I’m sure someone, David Lemieux especially, knows what happened and can shed some light. Please cut down any of my suggestions/theories if you’ve got something more solid than I do. I just want to figure out what happened. For something so famous/notorious, it’s amazing there’s hardly anything available of the tour. Let me hear what you’ve got.

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Poster: Arck Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

For anyone still interested, I've written out the circulating/available music/vision from these shows in a rought format. As explained, I'm guessing about most of it and have listed to Taper's Section repeated material for the Winnipeg and Calgary shows, noting it's the same performance on the tape.

If anyone has the motivation, they could check out whether the Lovelight matches up sonically with the China> Rider. It's possible, for example, it's from Calgary and the other fragment from the TS (along with the China> Rider) is from Winnipeg.

Two apologies: 1. Sorry for not including the train jam on the LMA earlier. I left it out deliberately as it wasn't a show, but it ought to be included as it's a substantial part of what is available. 2. Sorry for not including LMA links. It's late at night.

27th June – Canadian National Exhibition Stadium, Toronto ON
- Nothing circulates (but Garcia and Cutler announcements of free show in FE probably from this date)
27th June – Coronation Park, Toronto ON
- FOTD (FE) probably from this date
28th June – Canadian National Exhibition Stadium, Toronto ON
- Nothing circulates and GD probably only played on previous day (but it’s possible the free show announcements are from this date instead)
28th June – Coronation Park, Toronto ON
- Nothing circulates and possibly didn’t occur, although audience report suggests an all-electric show took place
?29th? June – cancelled Montreal show
?? June/July – train jam
- Various jams and Sugar Magnolia (LMA)
1st July – Winnipeg Fairgrounds, Winnipeg MB
- Candyman, Dire Wolf, Uncle John, Me And My Uncle, China> Rider (TS Jun 29-Jul 5 ’09)
- China> Rider (TS Mar 10-16 ’08)
- Easy Wind (FE bonus and LMA)
- Lovelight (TS Jun 30-Jul 6 ‘08)
3rd July – McMahon Stadium, Calgary AB
- Don’t Ease (FE)
- Candyman (LMA – supposedly from 1st July but date unknown)
- China> Rider (Jul 2-8 ’07) (NB: same as 1st July China> Rider)
- New Speedway (FE and TS Sep 29-Oct 5 ’08)
- Hard To Handle (FE bonus and LMA supposedly from 1st July)
- Lovelight (TS Jul 2-8 ’07) (NB: same as 1st July Lovelight)
4th July – McMahon Stadium, Calgary AB
- GD did not perform
?5th/6th July cancelled Vancouver show(s)?

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Poster: pairdoc Date: May 22, 2011 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

I just finished doing a fair amount of research on the Transcontinental Pop Festival (Festival Express), going back to original newsclippings, articles, city council records, and phone conversations with attendees. I think I have accurately recreated the original planned tour chronology and its rationale, as well as the reason behind some of the cancellations/changes. I posted much of this info on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festival_Express).

Unfortunately, my emphasis was on the tour itself, and not on the specific setlists by the GD, so I can't help with recreating that. However, the Montreal show (originally planned for the Autostade on June 24 - I actually have a photo of a poster from this planned venue) was cancelled only 2-3 weeks prior to the event (see the Wikipedia article for details). The Vancouver venue (they tried to get PNE Empire Stadium, and then Capilano Stadium for July 4 and 5) was never approved. It was denied by Vancouver city council in early April. It was only after this denial that Calgary was added as a replacement venue for the July 4-5 weekend.

Because of the protests initiated by the May 4th Movement (M4M) in Toronto on June 27, the idea of the free "rehearsal" concert was quickly developed, and Jerry, with Metro Police Inspector Walter Magahay were instrumental in setting it up. Before this, Magahay was trying to get the promoters (Ken Walker) to lower the ticket prices.

The free concert was set up in nearby Coronation Park and ran fairly concurrent with the ongoing CNE Grandstand/Exhibition Stadium show. It began in early evening about 7pm on 6/27 (the scheduled show began at 12 noon), and it went until about 4am on 6/28. There is no mention of a second free show, however. Playing at Coronation Park were The Grateful Dead, Ian and Sylvia and the Great Speckled Bird, James and the Good Brothers (from the original scheduled concert). Other local Toronto bands also played, including January, The People's Revolutionary Concert Band, Si Potma and P.M. Howard (of Beatlemania fame).

Once the free concert was announced, the people who didn't have tickets to the main event dispersed and went to Coronation Park, solving the protest problem. About 6000 people attended initially. Once the 6/27 show at CNE Stadium let out about 1230am, another 6000 went over to the park to hear the rest of the free show, which lasted until 4am. Many people spent the night and following day sleeping in the park until after the second show at CNE Stadium was over at 1230am on June 29.

Much of the info about Coronation Park was written up in The Globe and Mail (Toronto) on 6/29/70 p.15, and The Toronto Daily Star on 6/29/70 p. 24.

Hope this helps. I am attempting to upload PDF's of the original news clippings for your reference.

Thanks.

PAIRdoc


Attachment: 19700629_GlobeAndMail.pdf
Attachment: 19700629_TorontoDailyStar.pdf
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Poster: light into ashes Date: Jul 16, 2013 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Belatedly, thanks for your post!
I've included these articles in a post here:
http://deadsources.blogspot.com/2013/07/june-27-28-1970-festival-express-toronto.html

If you're getting email notifications for replies, I'm also looking for other articles from the Festival Express tour...

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: Sep 5, 2010 7:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Has anyone mentioned these jam sessions from the train yet?
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-07-00.aud.miller.106571.flac16

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Poster: Jim F Date: Sep 8, 2010 1:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

I was just about to make a post wondering why nobody mentioned the train jam yet. I figured somebody would.

It is curious that there is really nothing much from these shows our there or even known about, but for some reason I don't feel like we're missing much. Somehow I get the feeling that they didn't get to play as long as they normally would, and in the environment they were in of getting really hammered and being sleep deprived and hungover the whole time, they probably just played a bunch of country songs in their sets. Not to mention they other people they were playing with probably had an effect, it seems like they might have gotten the jamming out of their system on the train, and perhaps more enjoyed playing more of the country/folk wooden stuff and blues/R&B during their sets. Though who knows, maybe they did some mindbending 45 minute Dark Star of Alligator or something.

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Poster: Arck Date: Sep 8, 2010 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Ah yes, the train jam. Apologies for leaving it out. I certainly get the impression the shows weren't typical mid-'70 GD affairs. Evidently they had a lot of fun but as you say, that might have been while on the train, not playing the shows. I guess I'm just intrigued because so little information is available. There's a film about it but hardly any audio circulates even though there's meant to be plenty stashed away. It's not such a big deal when the 24 June show was so memorable (and the tapes so good). I'd just like to fill in the gaps.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 4, 2010 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Thanks for the above. It's hard for me to imagine anyone's going to improve on that impressive bit of scholarship (unless, that is, someone here has access to the vault).

Amazing to find that db.etree has virtually nothing on these shows--less than deadlists and much less than what you've tentatively documented. I don't know what the policy is there about documenting uncertainty, but if they'd allow it, I think it would be a service if you were willing to parcel out your findings by date and add them to that database.

Oh--and if you were truly sinful, wouldn't you be listening to 83 or 95 or something? I have to think 1970 blasts are for the largely virtuous.

This post was modified by Lou Davenport on 2010-09-04 16:40:54

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 4, 2010 7:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

C'mon, you can't compare 83 to 95!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-02.beyer_senn.unk.23854.sbefail.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-10-31.horvath-nak.ladner.19894.sbeok.shnf

I'm not comparing it to 70, but ... 95?!?

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 4, 2010 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Awesome thread – great work so far!
Doubt that I’ll get any further than you myself, but I’m off and running with it.
Thanks Arck for the stimulating query. Surely we will hear more from LiA, Cliff, et al – awaiting more info with much anticipation.

Edit- not much help with GD setlists, but in this article by FE director Bob Smeaton he states that when reviewing the tapes/footage he listened to over 60 hours of audio.
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/mn/festivalexpress.html

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-09-04 17:08:41

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 4, 2010 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

I don't have time to get into this today...
It might be a good idea to email David Lemieux, he might reply with some info.
If the Taper's Section dates are mixed up, that's certainly discouraging....the date for the fragment on the Archive, of course, should be taken very skeptically! (It was taken off a VHS compilation, I believe.)

These shows of course, were recorded by the film-crew, not by the band. It's possible that when the tape reels were recovered, they weren't dated, so pinning down the dates may have been guesswork.
That film-site notes:
"Very few of the film rolls had been logged, and it was trial and error trying to match the audio to the image. Also, the cameramen would run out of film ten minutes into a performance and we would have a black hole with audio but no pictures. Songs would have to be edited..."

This post was modified by light into ashes on 2010-09-04 19:08:23

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Poster: advokat Date: Sep 4, 2010 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

I also applaud your work. It may be possible to add to the same once the following is up and running for the public to access:

http://library.ucsc.edu/gratefuldeadarchive/about-the-archive

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Sep 4, 2010 10:20am
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Nothing to add except praise -- very nicely done.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Sep 4, 2010 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what about Rochdale College?


250px-Unknown_Student_sculpture.JPG
The Unknown Student sculpture in front of Rochdale


What I'd personally like to know is, did the Grateful Dead ever have enough time to make the scene at Rochdale College in 1970? If they did, what did they think of that place?

250px-Former_Rochdale_College.JPGRochdale College was the place to be in Toronto during the late '60s and early '70s. It was located on Bloor Street nearby the famous intersection with Yonge Street.

Rochdale was the home of hippies, utopians, acid heads, exotic dancers, bikers, flower children, American draft dodgers, Portuguese draft dodgers, feminists, communards, lost souls, found souls, kids, Krishnas, irritating primal screamers, slackers, drifters, grafters, and drug dealers of every size, shape, disposition, and level of intelligence and style.

Rochdale College was an 18-floor building housing an entire police-free counter-cultural community in the center of Toronto, Ontario. Rochdale was to Canada what Haight-Ashbury, People's Park, the Chelsea Hotel, and a dozen other counter-cultural enclaves were to the United States. According to the CBC Archives, by 1971 Rochdale had become known as "North America's largest drug distribution warehouse." Hash, pot, and LSD were in large supply.

A longtime friend of mine had a sister who lived there with a very cool guy from Haight-Ashbury whom she married. They were American draft dodgers who moved to Canada in order for him to avoid being sent to Vietnam. Many people living there, including this dude, ran small businesses as dope dealers and beer dealers. These people maintained 3 separate rooms inside: their store; their storeroom; and their living quarters. I went to Rochdale numerous times from 1971 to 1973. Me and my friend learned how to easily smuggle stuff back and forth.This is how I maintained my very incredible stash. I made enough money to cover the meager expenses.

I wrote a lengthy posting on this forum about me dropping acid and smoking bowls of Nepalese hash while taping GD at RFK Stadium in 1973. Rochdale is where that incredible dope came from!

People could and did graduate from Rochdale College in a variety of ways. Tuition for the B.A. granting course is $25.00. Course length is 24 hours, and the degree was awarded on answering of a skill testing question. Tuition for the M.A. granting course is $50.00. During this course, the length of which will be determined by the student, the student will be required to answer a skill testing question of his choice. For a Ph.D. the tuition is $100.00 and there will be no questions asked.

Rochdale was the largest co-op residence in North America. The college's modern architecture was uniquely designed for communal living. Some areas were divided into independently operated communal units of about a dozen bedrooms (called ashrams), each with its own collective washroom, kitchen and dining room. Each unit was responsible for collecting rent and maintaining its own housekeeping. Other areas consisted of bachelor, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments. On the first and second floor were common areas used for socialization, education, and commercial purposes. The roof was accessible from the 17th floor. It was used for sunbathing.

clothing was optional
roof.jpg

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 30, 2011 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what about Rochdale College?

"What I'd personally like to know is, did the Grateful Dead ever have enough time to make the scene at Rochdale College in 1970? If they did, what did they think of that place?"

I don't think the Grateful Dead were too happy with many of the Canadian kids during the 1970 Trans Continental Pop Festival tour. There were violent student protests at each venue. Selfish Canadiens wanted free music. Weir was quite pissed off when a Mountie got his head split open in Winnipeg...

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 30, 2011 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what about Rochdale College?

Can you please share with us this unique story? Maybe a brief thumbnail sketch, or just outline what happened to Weir in Winnipeg? Some of my anti-war-protester friends had their skulls cracked open by cops when they were protesting peacefully.

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Poster: BlueLagoon Date: Apr 21, 2014 12:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what about Rochdale College?

I was in the crowd that couldn't get in to see the show in Toronto. A Mountie pulled down a young girl who was trying to cross barbed wire above the wooden fence by the ankle. In the process he cut her all up. Everyone (a crowd) who witnessed this was angry at the cop and couldn't believe what he did. Then someone knocked the Mountie off the horse with what appeared to be a brick. There wasn't violence until the Mountie pulled that girl across those rows of barbed wire. If you were there you probably would've joined in the cheering after the cop got it. The crowd also tried to get in the way of the people trying to help the Mountie. Joplin mentions the incident in the movie. There was no mention of the motivation for the attack on the policeman in the media, as if it was random or even planned violence.

I saw the Band and Ten Years After perform in the park in front of the Tip Top Tailor building. I didn't see the Dead though.

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Poster: NorthStarDead Date: Sep 7, 2010 6:58pm
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thanks for sharing this. It is G-R-E-A-T
I can imagine the 73 RFK show, WOW

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 4, 2010 12:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Thank- you A.
That's a lot of work , especially after the Winnipeg date .

Wait till ,

6 - 24 - 70 - Capital Theater , The Trill Ride

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Poster: Arck Date: Sep 5, 2010 6:33am
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I've got both of the 24th shows, including the NRPS sets, ready to go. I can't wait.

I'll probably email David Lemieux about this stuff. I'll give it a few days though because I only recently emailed him about the "Matrix/Winterland 17th" and Winterland 23rd tapes from December 1970. After hearing some snippets of the "17th" show I concluded it wasn't recorded at the Matrix - it sounds nothing like a small club. Add to that the fact that DL played some of the "17th" tape in the Taper's Section but said it was from the 23rd, and you've got yourself yet another tape date mystery.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 5, 2010 12:07pm
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Bear swears it was all one show on the 24th . That would be , I believe , a 56 song night for JG . 2 sets electric GD , 1 set acoustic GD , and 1 set NRPS .
All those Cap. Theater shows have something extra .
What a great journey A. Please consider vapors request , keep us in the loop .

http://www.thebear.org/albums.html#anchor753229

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 5, 2010 7:06am
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Please keep us posted. Your investigative efforts are most inspiring and impressive.
Maybe someday we can look forward to a Festival Express expanded box set, complete with a fully loaded booklet, but with what we know regarding the documentation so far, it would be quite a project. Wishful thinking, I know, but I’d buy it!